I've been getting texts and emails asking what was going on with all the police activity on 53rd Road/69th Street this afternoon.
I spoke with Captain Hall and he said this began yesterday when a 911 caller stated a firearm was brandished during a domestic dispute. The perpetrator had left before the police arrived and he was not apprehended.
The perpetrator returned today but the victim was not home. When he couldn't get into the house he kicked in the door and barricaded himself inside. The police were able to enter the house and apprehend the emotionally disturbed male peacefully and he was taken to the hospital uninjured for observation.
During this ordeal it was necessary to close 69th Street for safety. Traffic is now moving.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association
COMET has been receiving complaints about loud music and/or drag racing during overnight hours. Folks are waking up as a result of the noise and some have been calling 311. The problem is that folks are not going to get up in the middle of the night to drive around to find out exactly where the problem is, and if they call and incorrectly guess where the music and drag racing is occurring the job is marked "unfounded".
We reached out to the 104th and 108th Precincts and have been assured the officers are trying their best to address the condition. However, if they show up at a problem location the large group disperses and just moves to a different location turning it into a cat and mouse game.
You can help by calling 311 if you hear the noise. We are listing the chronic locations provided to us by the 104th and 108th Precincts, who are working together to address the condition, and hope this will help you determine where the noise is coming from.
Please stay alert and if you see or hear anything, say something!
Update - Assemblyman Barnwell reached out to the agency and was told these changes will be in effect for four months. 13' driving lanes will be provided in both directions.
I hope all is well and this communication finds you in good health and spirits. I have an update regarding SE859 that I would like to share. Due to our construction work, Grand Avenue will have some driving and parking changes.
Should the CB and/or community have any comments and/or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Pauline.
Jessica Douglas | Assistant Director, Intergovernmental & Community Affairs
NYC Department of Design and Construction, Office of Communications & Policy
Unfortunately the 110 Precinct had a shooting Homicide and a Robbery, involving shots fired, the details are as follows. The information is very brief and is still under investigation. Any information please send to the 110 Precinct Detective Squad.
Saturday 10/31/2020 approximately 8:30 pm we received a 911 call for shots fired and male robbed. Officers were met by a male who stated, through a translator, that he was robbed at gun point by two Male Hispanics, who fled the location in a black Infiniti G37. The male stated that upon exiting 79-01 Queens Blvd, two males, who he described as, Male/Hispanic 5'5, heavy set, wearing all black with a black mask, and a Male/Hispanic 6'1, thin, wearing all black approached him and began to go into his pockets where $2,400 USC was removed. During the commission of the robbery, a silver and black firearm was produced and fired one round in the air. The perpetrators then entered their vehicle and fled northbound on Barnwell Avenue. A 38. caliber shell casing was recovered on the scene.
Sunday 11/1/2020 approximately 1:30 am on the corner of 81 Street and Broadway a male was shot once in the chest while he was in the back of a TLC black cab, by unknown male perpetrators The details are as follows, Officers were flagged down by a black TLC cab driver who stated he was travelling northbound on Broadway and when approaching the red light on 81st and Broadway, two unknown males riding an e-bike did ride up to the driver’s side of the vehicle where the rear passenger on the e-bike did proceed to fire six rounds into the vehicle towards the passenger who was seated on the driver’s side rear of the vehicle, and fled eastbound on 81st Street in unknown direction. The victim had a gunshot wound to the left side of the chest. Victim was immediately removed to Elmhurst General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:51 am.
PO David Saponieri
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